Nina Dobrev, Joe Jonas Show Support for Charity by Taking Vow of Silence
By Diadem Pambid | November 8, 2011 4:34 PM EST
Celebrities are becoming more and more involved in social awareness, and not just by donating funds.
Dobrev is a Bulgarian-born, Canadian-raised actress who currently plays the dual role of Katherine Pierce and Elena Gilbert in "Vampire Diaries," with both characters caught in an ongoing love affair with two brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore. She is also known for her role as Mia Jones in "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
The two young stars are joining longtime NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and the stars of the MTV show "The Buried Life" will remain silent for 24 hours on Nov. 30 to show their support of children who are exposed to low standards of living such as poverty, hunger and disease all over the world.
"Stand with me & Free The Children in silence to support those without a voice," she tweeted Sunday.
Free The Children was founded in 1995 by then 12-year-old Craig Kielburger as a school project. They specialize in sustainable development in different countries such as Kenya, Ecuador, Sierra Leone, and China, among other countries, as well as in empowering the youth in developed countries to become socially engaged.
"...on November 30, 2011, young people will go silent for 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. For Vow participants, being silent can mean refraining from speaking. It can also mean not using email, Facebook, Twitter or text messaging. It can even mean not using hand gestures, note writing or any communication at all. Participants like you can determine your level of silence based on what you're comfortable with," mention by the Vow of Silence Web site as to what you can do to show your support.
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